A man looking at a wath in front of a mirror which creates a depth and multiple images of the man

Crossing Narrative Boundaries: Film and the Other Media

This project analyzes novel and creative approaches in film and mediality at large. We aim to contribute to the reflection on media collaboration from the perspective of the content.

Project information

Project members: Liviu Lutas, Linnaeus University and Fátima Chinita, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa

Timetable:
January 2018 – ongoing

Subject:
Film Studies and Intermedial Studies

More about the project

Film is often considered to be at the intersection between the canonical art forms and more popular and recent ones, which makes it a privileged form for media confluences at the service of spreading different narratives. Therefore, in this project, we analyze novel and creative approaches to film and mediality at large and aim to contribute to the reflection on media collaboration from the perspective of the content, understood as the subject or narrative aspects of the films and other art works, whether these are fictional or not. This, of course, is highly influenced by the nature of the media/arts involved.
More particularly we try to answer questions like the following: How does the dialogue between film and other media and/or art forms operate? How are stories conveyed form the former to the latter(s), and vice versa? To what purpose and through what means? What, if anything, changes in that transposition, and what remains the same? How does creativity work at this border-crossing and exactly what does it entail? How can film and other media be contained in or influence one another?